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Date: 11th September 2017 Venue: Mansion House, London

Sponsors & Partners

SUPPORTED BY 

City of London

Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

We have a role and wide remit that goes beyond that of an ordinary local authority with three main aims

  • to support and promote London as the world's leading international financial and business centre and attract new business to the capital and the whole UK
  • to work in partnership with local communities to increase skills, employment and opportunities for all Londoners, including through the City Bridge Trust
  • to enhance the capital as a hub of culture, history and green spaces for Londoners – residents, workers, and visitors.

Luxembourg for Finance

Website: www.luxembourgforfinance.com/en

Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) is the agency for the development of the financial center. It is a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg government and the Luxembourg Financial Industry Federation. Founded in 2008, its objective is to develop Luxembourg’s financial services industry and identify new business opportunities.

LFF connects international investors to the range of financial services provided in Luxembourg, such as investment funds, wealth management, capital market operations or advisory services. In addition to being the first port of call for foreign journalists, LFF cooperates with the various professional associations and monitors global trends in finance, providing the necessary material on products and services available in Luxembourg. Furthermore, LFF manages multiple communication channels, organizes seminars in international business locations and takes part in selected world-class trade fairs and congresses.

The City UK

Website: www.thecityuk.com/

In the UK, across Europe and globally, we promote policies that drive competitiveness, support job creation and ensure long-term economic growth.The industry contributes nearly 11 per cent of the UK's total economic output and employs over 2.2 million people, with two-thirds of these jobs outside London. It is the largest tax payer, the biggest exporting industry and generates a trade surplus greater than all other net exporting industries combined.

LEAD LAW FIRM

King & Spalding

Website: www.kslaw.com

King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 30 years experience advising clients globally on Islamic finance. Consistently ranked among the best in the world, the firms global Islamic finance and investment practice includes nearly 30 lawyers and professionals in offices across Europe, the US and the Middle East.

In Europe, the firm is recognized as a leader in structuring and advising on Shariah compliant real estate financing and investments, as well as advising various international investment banks in their capacities as arrangers in debt capital market transactions, particularly Sukuk issuances. In the US, the firm is widely acknowledged as the firm of choice for Shariah compliant investment and financing transactions. In the Middle East, the firm leads in the formation of investment funds across a range of asset sectors, and the innovative fund structures it has developed to deal with local ownership and financing restrictions are now precedents followed by the industry. The firm maintains a leading role in handling debt capital markets work, in particular Sukuk issuances for issuers and lead arrangers across the Middle East and Turkey.

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

GSK Luxembourg

Website: www.gsk-lux.com

GSK Stockmann in Luxembourg is a corporate law firm with international reach and additional offices in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Heidelberg and Munich. Our lawyers are registered with the Luxembourg bar and other European or US bars. We have brought together dynamic, multicultural teams of lawyers with a strong capability to analyze complex legal scenarios from different perspectives to find the best solutions to serve the interests of our clients.

GSK Stockmann is the trusted advisor of leading financial institutions, asset managers, private equity houses, insurance companies, corporates and fintech companies, having both a local and global reach. Many of our lawyers are members of international organizations and regularly publish in their field of expertise. Our lawyers are active members of working groups organized by bodies of the financial industry in Luxembourg. GSK Stockmann in Luxembourg thrives to provide the highest quality legal advice and responsiveness combined with a pragmatic approach to meet the challenges and expectations of our clients. Solution-driven in our approach, we tailor our services to the exact business needs of our clients.

 

SEDCO Capital

Website: www.sedcocapital.com

SEDCO Capital is a leading asset manager offering investment solutions in a wide scope of geographies and diverse range of asset classes. Having established a strong track record of advisory services and investment management, SEDCO Capital currently manages assets in a diversified spectrum of investments in real estate, equities, both private and listed, and other businesses with total assets under management of about US$5 billion. The company follows the highest standards of corporate governance rules and practices including the use of advanced information technology systems.

With a successful long-term track record, SEDCO Capital is committed to offering innovative Islamic-compliant and ESG investment products and today has the largest Shariah compliant and ESG investment fund platform through its SEDCO Capital Global Funds platform. SEDCO Capital was the first Saudi asset manager and the first fully Shariah compliant asset manager to become a signatory of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, an initiative started by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. This principle-based framework called for the incorporation of environmental, social and governance variables when analyzing risk for any investment. 

Hasan Al Jabri, CEO of SEDCO Capital, has pioneered the PEI (prudent ethical investment) approach since 2013; PEI stresses the importance of due diligence and transparency around investment structures, processes and reporting while also integrating the analysis of environmental, social and governance criteria in the investment process.

Find out more at www.sedcocapital.com.

EXCLUSIVE LEAD FINTECH PARTNER

Bahrain EDB

Website: www.bahrainedb.com

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with the overall responsibility of attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate.

The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths and to identify where opportunities exist for further economic growth through investment. 

The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalize on Bahrain's competitive advantages and provide significant investment opportunities. These sectors include financial services, manufacturing, ICT, tourism, logistics and transport. The financial services sector is particularly strong in Bahrain and the EDB works to support the continued growth of the banking industry and key subsectors, including Islamic finance.

For more information on the Bahrain EDB, visit www.bahrainedb.com; for information about Bahrain visit www.bahrain.com.

EXCLUSIVE LEAD REAL ESTATE PARTNER

Ashurst

Website: https://www.ashurst.com

Ashurst is a leading international law firm advising corporates, financial institutions and governments. Our core businesses are in corporate, finance, dispute resolution and the development and financing of assets in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors.

We have an international network of 25 offices in 15 countries, allowing us to provide help and advice to clients across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. With more than 1,600 partners and lawyers working across 10 different time zones, we are able to respond to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

We provide consistently high quality, commercially relevant legal advice worldwide, and build teams that are specific to our clients’ needs, combining specialist legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how. We have a track record of successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects. Our focus is on getting to the heart of your legal needs and delivering practical, commercial solutions.

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

Website: www.icd-ps.org

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is a multilateral development financial institution and is part of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group.

The ICD was established in November 1999 to support the economic development of its member countries through the provision of finance for private sector projects, promoting competition and entrepreneurship, providing advisory services to governments and private companies and encouraging cross-border investments.

The ICD has an authorized capital of US$4 billion. Currently, the shareholders of the ICD are the IDB (50%), 53 Islamic countries (30%) and five public financial institutions (20%).

ICD mandate and objectives

The ICD fosters sustainable economic growth in its 53 member countries by:

  • Financing private sector investment
  • Mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and
  • Providing advisory services to business and governments. 

The ICD selects the financing projects based on their contribution to economic development considering factors such as job creation, Islamic finance development, contribution to exports, etc. The ICD also provides advisory services to governments and private sector groups on policies designed to encourage the establishment, expansion and modernization of private enterprises, the development of capital markets, best management practices and to enhance the role of the market economy. The ICD operates to complement the activities of the IDB in member countries.

The ICD is rated ‘AA/FQ’ by Fitch Ratings, ‘Aa3/P-1’ by Moody’s Investors Service and ‘A+’ by Standard & Poor’s.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tel: (966-12) 6361400; (966-12) 6441644

Fax: (966-12) 644 4427

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.icd-ps.org

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Website: www.itfc-idb.org

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) is a member of the IDB Group. It was established with the purpose of advancing trade among OIC member countries, which would ultimately contribute to the overarching goal of improving the socioeconomic conditions of the people across the world. The ITFC commenced operations in January 2008 and has since consolidated all trade finance businesses that used to be handled by various windows within the IDB Group. Earning an ‘A1’ rating from Moody’s Investors Service reflects the ITFC’s efficiency in service delivery by responding swiftly to customer needs in a market-driven business environment.

Since 2008, the ITFC has provided more than US$40.2 billion of trade financing to OIC member countries, making it the leading provider of trade solutions for the needs of OIC member countries. With a mission of being a catalyst for trade development among OIC member countries and beyond, the ITFC helps entities in member countries gain better access to trade finance and provides them with the necessary trade-related capacity-building tools, which would enable them to successfully compete in the global market.

 

Contact us at: 

Twitter: @ITFCCORP
Facebook: @ITFCCORP
Linkedin: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)


Tel: +966 12 646 8337
Fax: +966 12 637 1064
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.itfc-idb.org/en

FINTECH HOST PARTNER

Simmons & Simmons

Website: www.simmons-simmons.com/

Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with more than 900 legal staff in offices situated in key business and financial centres across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. We believe it is who we are and how we approach our work that sets us apart from other firms. We set the highest standards for the work we do and pride ourselves on our client focus.

A key commercial advantage for our clients is our focus on specific sectors, including asset management & investment funds; financial institutions; technology, media and telecommunications (TMT); and life sciences. We also focus on the energy and infrastructure market, in particular through our international projects and construction teams.

For additional information on our firm, please visit our website at simmons-simmons.com

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

International Islamic Financial Market

Website: www.iifm.net/

IIFM is the Islamic Financial Services Industry’s standard setting organization focused on the Islamic Capital & Money Market (ICMM) segment of the industry. Its primary focus lies in the standardization of Islamic financial products, documentation and related processes at the global level. IIFM also organizes specialized industry seminars, workshops and consultative meetings for the development of the ICMM.

IIFM was founded as a neutral and non-profit organization with the collective efforts of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Islamic Development Bank, Autoriti Monetari (i.e. Monetary Authority) Brunei Darussalam, Bank Indonesia, Central Bank of Sudan and Bank Negara Malaysia (delegated to Labuan Financial Services Authority).

Besides the founding members, IIFM is supported by other jurisdictional members such as State Bank of Pakistan, Dubai International Financial Centre as well as a number of regional and international financial institutions and other market participants.

Innovate Finance

Website: new.innovatefinance.com/

Innovate Finance is an independent not-for-profit membership association representing the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 with the support of the City of London and Canary Wharf Group, Innovate Finance aims to accelerate the UK’s leading position in the global financial services sector by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators, from start-ups to institutions.

With over 250+ members, Innovate Finance seeks to address the key barriers and opportunities in the FinTech ecosystem: attracting greater investment, supporting the development of proportionate and effective regulation, engaging in community collaboration, and promoting innovation in financial services, whilst championing an open, inclusive and secular FinTech community.

Members range from start-ups to the world’s leading global corporations. Through Innovate Finance membership they have a single point of access to innovators, investors, regulators, policy makers and commercial partners.

The RFI Foundation

Website: www.rfi-foundation.org

The RFI Foundation - the industry body for the responsible finance sector

The RFI Foundation has been established with the aim of bringing together various forms of responsible finance practices, encouraging consensus as the basis for convergence between standards, practices and regulations. To do so in an effective manner, financial services must find and share a guiding principle for financial services which is most beneficial when the best ideas are incorporated from various forms of responsible finance, including Islamic finance.

After the financial crisis, it was apparent that the link between risk and reward had been broken and needed to be rebuilt with ethics and morals at its heart. The financial crisis illustrated in stark fashion that ethics and business are not adversaries and that ultimately they need each other.

It is within this context that responsible finance practices can play a powerful role in shaping the future of the global economy. There are various definitions and practices encapsulating the responsible finance sector. These include sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance and Islamic finance, which is a form of financial intermediation in which funds are raised and applied using asset-based methods or partnerships in accordance with Islamic law instead of lending and borrowing.

The guiding principle that is shared among all forms of responsible finance is an appreciation that financial services can be a force, and indeed are necessary for sustainable development.

A major opportunity for the RFI is to expand responsible finance by incorporating the positive screening strengths of the SRI industry with the governance and regulatory advances of Islamic finance, and thereby engage asset owners and institutional investors who drive financial services development in a more coherent and unified approach.

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

90 North Real Estate Partners

Website: www.90northgroup.com

90 North is an independent investment advisory firm, specializing in socially responsible real estate investments, and with considerable experience working with Shariah compliant equity partners.

The founders and partners have in excess of 150 years of combined real estate and finance experience and, along with 90 North’s teams in London, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, share an absolute focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ wealth.

90 North identifies and executes real estate investment and development transactions across the UK, continental Europe, the US and Australia recommending only transactions into which we would happily co-invest our own equity.

We seek to build long-term partnerships with investors, based on the alignment of interests, complete discretion, establishment of trust, exemplary client service and delivering results.

 

ConexCap

Website: www.conexcap.com/

DDCAP

Website: www.ddcap.co.uk

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, with an office in Dubai and a presence in both Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, DDCAP provides asset facilitation services to over 300 financial sector clients worldwide.

DDCAP is majority-owned and controlled by IPGL, a private holding company with an interest in a number of financial services companies. IPGL is also a significant shareholder in NEX Group (previously ICAP), a leading markets operator and provider of post-trade risk mitigation and information services.

DDCAP has an extensive track record within the Islamic finance industry, employing over 35 professionals with broad and complementary skill sets drawn from diverse financial industry backgrounds.

DDCAP has its own Shariah supervisory board comprising esteemed Shariah scholars from Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Kuwait.

DDCAP recently announced the launch of its multi-award-winning Shariah compliant ETHOS Asset Facilitation PlatformTM, a bespoke, real-time trade and post-trade services platform providing 24-hour coverage, enabling clients worldwide to purchase from a diverse asset inventory, including commodities, via a secure, web-based portal.

Eiger

Website: https://www.eigertrading.com

Eiger Trading Advisors (Eiger) is a UK-based asset-trading and technology company founded in 2008, which specializes as an intermediary in Islamic financial products.

As a leading intermediary and technology provider within the commodity Murabahah space, Eiger has the unique capabilities to deliver Shariah compliant commodity trading solutions through the Eiger Trading Platform (ETP), a web-based trading system, that we tailor to our bank clients’ exact operational requirements.

The ETP automates the structuring and execution of Islamic banking products for wholesale and retail commodity-backed transactions, including two new enhanced modules:

  • ETP Retail - A 24/7 STP platform designed to automate the end-to-end commodity Murabahah transactions underpinning retail banking products such as deposits, loans, CASA, credit cards
  • ETP Client Reach – A bespoke middle and back office module designed to streamline Islamic treasury and derivative transactions, including execution and documentation with our clients’ clients.

Eiger is authorized and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, and is both a member of the London Metal Exchange and an associate of the London Platinum and Palladium Market.

IdealRatings

Website: www.idealratings.com/

IdealRatings was incorporated in 2006 in San Francisco with a corporate objective to provide SRI/ESG and Shariah compliant solutions to ethical investors and enable them to identify such instruments across different asset classes in the global market. IdealRatings serves clients in over 30 countries with a range of capital market solutions including:

  • Equities – A web-based platform covering over 40,000 stocks, where fund managers can screen equities using different, custom-built ESG/SRI/Responsible Investments and Shariah rulebooks or guidelines. This solution caters to different purification calculation methodologies with a comprehensive set of reports for fund managers to manage their portfolio. 
  • REITs – Global coverage of all listed REITs that could be screened in accordance with different standard Shariah rulebooks or guidelines. 
  • Indexes – Co-branded and jointly marketed by FTSE-Russell Indexes and a separate series with Thomson Reuters for the global markets, designed for fund management and investment benchmarking. In addition, IdealRatings is able to provide custom-built indexes for the fund management industry. 
  • Sukuk – A unique solution which includes the global Sukuk and a pioneering Sukuk-screening solution that enables fund managers to customize their Sukuk selection in accordance to their Shariah rulebook, guidelines or investment preference, and 
  • Brokerage – The solution provides broking houses the ability to screen global equity markets, a technical analysis of the markets and equities, buy/sell/hold recommendations and purification amounts.

 

 

IE Business School

Website: www.ie.edu

IE is recognized as one of the world’s top business education institutions. We deliver transformative leaders who foster innovation and change within their organizations. We strive to produce managers as entrepreneurs who create jobs, wealth and make a difference in society at large.

IE Corporate Relations is the meeting point for organizations to partner with IE, to cultivate their talent, innovation and knowledge. Our expert team works closely with an organization’s leadership to analyze talent needs and define customized strategies and action plans. We build on a long history of success with leading companies of all sizes and industries, from start-ups to major corporations.

We leverage the full potential of IE’s diverse and global knowledge ecosystem to help companies and institutions analyze their talent needs in key areas such as:

  • Talent acquisition: helping companies identify and match the best talent for their needs.
  • Learning and development: cultivating the knowledge and skills that a team needs to succeed and add value to an organization.
  • Knowledge creation: undertaking joint initiatives with our partners to achieve growth and create value.
  • Corporate innovation: working as an extension of our partners’ in-house innovation capabilities to develop new competitive advantages.

IE is an international institution with a global mindset and a humanistic approach that draws on its core values of innovation and entrepreneurship to produce the next generation of business leaders. Our strong, international faculty teaches a diverse student body representing 128 nationalities on a variety of acclaimed undergraduate (IE University), Master’s, PhD and executive education programs at IE Business School, IE Law School, IE School of Architecture and Design, IE School of Human Sciences and Technology and IE School of International Relations. Our 56,000 alumni hold management positions in over 126 countries.

IE is committed to pioneering new insights and generating cutting-edge knowledge that allows leaders to identify and tackle the complex challenges facing businesses today. In keeping with this mission, we harness our full global potential to promote the kind of corporate innovation that not only gives our partners an edge, but also creates sustainable solutions that benefit society as a whole.

María de Molina, 11, 28006 Madrid, Spain
www.ie.edu
Tel.: +34 91 568 96 00
[email protected]

 

 

 

Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services

Website: www.ifaas.com

Islamic Finance Advisory and Assurance Services (IFAAS) is an international advisory firm, specializing in Islamic finance. IFAAS has provided professional consultancy services to over a dozen governments, several multilateral organizations and banks, insurance companies, microfinance institutions, asset managers, corporates and NGOs. IFAAS has helped to build the infrastructure and ecosystem for Islamic finance across many countries including Indonesia, Kenya, Senegal, Morocco, Oman, France and the UK, among others, by providing regulatory and strategic advice, capacity-building and awareness. Being a regular supplier of services to many of the world’s leading institutions and a key player in the international Islamic financial industry, IFAAS has also launched over 100 Islamic finance products for its institutional clients spread across four continents. The company operates from its offices in the UK, France, Bahrain, Pakistan and Morocco, providing services dedicated to Islamic finance in English, French, Arabic and Urdu, among others.

Moody's Investors Service

Website: https://www.moodys.com

Moody’s Corporation:

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. Both organizations are supported by Moody's Shared Services.

 

Moody’s Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 120 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 72,000 structured finance obligations.

 

Norton Rose Fulbright

Website: www.nortonrose.com

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm and provides the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. Norton Rose Fulbright has more than 3,500 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Islamic finance practice has delivered pioneering advice on Islamic finance transactions for Islamic financial institutions, conventional banks and corporates for over 30 years. The team has a wealth of experience in structuring the most innovative and complex transactions including market-leading experience in Sukuk transactions, Murabahah, Istisnah, Ijarah and Musharakah financings and Takaful deals. In addition to our transactional experience, we regularly advise clients on Shariah governance matters, including the establishment of Shariah supervisory boards, and provide advice to governments worldwide on legislation concerning Islamic finance products.

The Royal Mint

Website: www.royalmint.com/

The Royal Mint recently became the first mint in the world to achieve compliance with the Shariah Standard on Gold for its bullion products – a move that the organization sees as the next logical step in its strategy to be seen as the ‘complete bullion solution’.

The compliance currently encompasses The Royal Mint’s gold and silver bullion coins and bars that are available 24 hours a day to investors via trading platform www.royalmintbullion.com, and includes Signature Gold™ – the simple and cost-effective service that enables investors to own fractions of a 400 oz gold bar based on value rather than weight.

Since the announcement of the new status, the team at Royal Mint Bullion has been working with private banks, Islamic banks and wealth management companies across the world to build brand recognition and awareness of The Royal Mint’s Shariah compliant products in global markets.

Wafra Capital

Website: www.wafracapital.com

WCP Investments LP (WCPI) offers a variety of investment products designed to achieve advantageous financial treatment and enhanced investment yields on a risk/return basis. WCPI specializes in structuring Shariah compliant leasing and real estate products and works with its distinguished Shariah board to assure compliance.

WCPI built a diversified asset-based lending and leasing platform with a diverse group of partners who have asset-specific expertise and continues to focus on joint ventures and partnerships with transportation experts, utilizing similar structures which made its track record.

WCPI is a world leader in structuring and managing Islamic funds in various jurisdictions around the world. WCPI also manages or advises funds and accounts, many of which operate on a Shariah compliant basis in leasing, real estate, private equity, publicly traded stocks and debt-like structures. As of March 2017, WCPI’s assets and commitments under management are estimated at US$4 billion.

SUPPORTING PARTNER

The International RegTech Association

Website: https://regtechassociation.org/

HOST MEDIA PARTNERS

Islamic Finance news

Website: www.islamicfinancenews.com

Islamic Finance news is the industry's leading, capital markets focused, e-newsletter bringing you unrivalled editorial coverage every week on the global Islamic financial market.

This weekly newsletter provides insightful and intelligent editorial coverage from around the world helping you keep ahead. In addition to a comprehensive weekly review of all the stories from around the globe, interviews, forums, market statistics and data, key industry practitioners contribute via non-biased, educational and up-to-date country and sector reports, giving you a firsthand knowledge and understanding of the Islamic finance markets and instruments from an experts' point of view.

For a trial subscription, please contact +603 2162 7800 or email [email protected]

IFN Corporate

Website: www.ifncorporate.com/

IFN CORPORATE: Your door to new opportunities

Leveraging the market-leading expertise of Islamic Finance news and the unrivalled global network of REDmoney Group, IFN CORPORATE is a brand-new monthly publication aiming to revolutionize the commercial application of Islamic financial services through education, information and communication.

Designed specifically for the global corporate market, IFN CORPORATE is a simple, sensible and straight-talking summary of Islamic financial instruments, concepts, structures, products and trends that offers an easy-to-understand avenue into the compelling opportunities of Shariah compliant alternatives. Clear, concise and comprehensive, it offers invaluable insight into the Islamic industry and creates an essential platform through which the corporate world and compliant market can communicate.

IFN Education

Website: https://www.ifneducation.com/

IFN Education – a unique product focusing on human capital development for Islamic finance

As the world’s leading Islamic finance media brand with unrivaled access to market players, we have long heard industry professionals lamenting the state of the industry talent pool while also hearing the other side of the fence: the students themselves who are struggling to find their footing in the corporate world post-graduation.

The issue of human capital and talent development has long been a conundrum to the global Islamic finance industry and IFN intends to change that, in the manner we know best, and are best at: bridging the awareness and knowledge gap through editorial excellence.

We are excited to introduce you to IFN Education, a bespoke monthly e-publication focusing on cultivating talent for Islamic finance through incisive editorial pieces – both in-house and from market practitioners – to facilitate and educate Islamic finance professional aspirants on how to build a career in the burgeoning Shariah finance industry.

IFNFintech

Website: https://www.ifnfintech.com/

Fintech is one of the most exciting new sectors of the global financial industry, breaking boundaries and challenging preconceptions in one of the shake-ups of the century. A new class of financial players is disrupting the status quo – and financial institutions must embrace this change or face being left behind as the financial landscape transforms beyond recognition.

But although fintech as a whole has been well-served by the media, the Islamic segment has so far made limited penetration on public consciousness – despite the enormous potential it represents for the industry. There is a clear chasm between the multitude of pioneering entrepreneurs, start-ups and fintech firms making waves in the Islamic space; and the interested investors, institutions and stakeholders keen to explore these opportunities.
Recognizing this information gap, IFN is delighted to introduce to you a bespoke multi-channel platform – IFN FinTech.

Comprised of four tranches, IFN FinTech is a one-stop-shop for industry knowledge, networking and communication – supported by our unrivaled global network, our strong social media platform and our trusted multimedia Islamic finance offering.

UK Islamic Finance

Website: https://www.ukislamicfinance.com/

The UK is one of the most exciting global markets for Islamic finance, and holds the potential to become a primary global hub for activity and one of the leading proponents of the industry outside the Muslim world. The market benefits from a robust regulatory framework, an outstanding financial reputation, a deep pool of world-renowned expertise and service provision and an understanding administration with demonstrated government support for developing the Islamic finance industry.

With significant demand from overseas investors keen to access the UK market, as well as a strong domestic impetus to develop a robust domestic Shariah compliant industry, there is an urgent need to raise awareness and fill the information gap in this new industry. As the world’s biggest provider of Islamic financial news, IFN is delighted to introduce the first ever publication focused exclusively on UK Islamic finance.

Designed to assist the UK market in fulfilling its own potential and supported by HM Government and TheCityUK, this multi-channel platform covers all areas of the Shariah compliant finance industry: from retail and investment banking to asset management and the capital markets, along with vital information on regulation, legislation, compliance and public sector activities – providing a wealth of unique and exclusive insight.

Covering both domestic activity and the influence of UK-based expertise in overseas markets, the platform comprises a complimentary monthly digital publication available online and through smartphone and tablet applications; supported by our unrivaled global network, strong social media platform and trusted multimedia offering.

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

Website: www.asia-first.com/

Asia First provides a complete solution for financial professionals and organizations to source, purchase and manage financial news and intelligence products that they need for their business. It is a front-end website featuring extensive free daily and weekly finance news and other resources for professionals, complemented by a corporate back-end procurement platform and marketplace for buying and managing financial publications, data, research and events.

We organize specialized events and provide branding and exposure via our extensive readership and database. A one-stop shop with the following:

  • Major publishers listed with over 350 publications
  • 3,000+ research papers and reports from over 80 organizations
  • 2,000+ events listed in our events calendar
  • 500+ news feeds, five million news stories (including from Asia First) and our weekly newsletter, and
  • Smart search functionality for news and research dedicated to the financial industry.

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

Website: www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com/

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

OBG offers a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

The group’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while its online economic briefings provide an up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

MEDIA PARTNERS

AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics

Website: www.alhudacibe.com

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics (CIBE) is a recognized name in Islamic banking and finance Market for trainings, research and advisory over the last six years. The prime goal has always been to remain stick to the commitments and provide state-of-the-art Advisory Consultancy and Education through various well recognized modes viz. Campus programs, Distance learning programs, Trainings Workshops, Awareness Programs and Islamic Microfinance Products Development all side by side through our distinguished and generally acceptable and known Publications in Islamic Banking and Finance.

We are dedicated to serve the community as a unique institution providing trainings, education and consultancy in the field of Islamic Banking & Finance not only in Pakistan but all over the world. We have so far organized more than 300 trainings, 32 successful campus programs and training courses with numerous national and international students. 

Amanah Institute of Islamic Finance and Economics (Amanah IIFE)

Website: amanahiife.com

Amanah Institute of Islamic Finance and Economics (Amanah IIFE) is an international organization based in the heart of Europe, with headquarter in Germany and office in Pakistan. Amanah IIFE is committed to fulfil the needs and requirements of the Islamic banking & finance, Islamic microfinance, ethical banking & finance and takaful (Islamic insurance) industries. Amanah IIFE provides a diverse range of unrivalled services to financial institutions, businesses, educational institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals. Our services include advisory and consultancy, market research and development, education and capacity building, strategy design and implementation, publications, conferences and events. For further information, please visit: www.amanahiife.com.

Business Islamica

Website: businessislamica.com/

Launched in November 2006, Business Islamica is the first monthly magazine of its kind in the UAE, specifically covering all aspects of Islamic business and finance, both regionally and internationally.

The magazine’s objective is to spearhead awareness initiatives, heighten knowledge of its core principles and practices, as well as to feature the latest developments in this industry.

Our editorial covers interviews with key industry leaders, case studies, and includes features on a wide range of topics such as; Islamic Banking, Wealth Management, Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Islamic Retail Finance, Marketing and Branding of Shari’ah-Compliant products, Regulatory Issues, Islamic Business Challenges and Risk Management.

Capital Business

Website: www.capitalbusiness.me

Capital Business Magazine is a B2B English monthly publication focusing on business best practices and is a publication accredited by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It enjoys a sizable footprint in the Middle East on the strength of feature articles contributed by certified financial and business experts, as well as coverage of a broad spectrum of topics including banking, IT, oil & gas, real estate and construction, human capital, risk management, corporate finance and cash management, corporate governance, investments, IPOs, tools of trade and more.

China Go Abroad

Website: www.chinagoabroad.com/en

ChinaGoAbroad (CGA) is a membership-based website and matchmaking service for cross-border investment activities relating to China. It was co-founded by the China Overseas Development Association, which reports to the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC). CGA has an online information platform featuring a deal database, and an offline consultancy service with a portfolio of private investment opportunities. CGA offers information and advisory services to corporations, government agencies and high-net worth individuals. We encourage our members to interact, exchange expertise and share their experiences.

Eurekahedge

Website: www.eurekahedge.com

Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge is the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in hedge fund databases covering North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Cebu, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases and analysis, Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund publications, due diligence services, investor services, and an analytical platform service.

For more information, please visit http://www.eurekahedge.com.

Executive Women

Website: www.executive-women.com

Executive Women magazine is a memoir portraying inspiring and flourishing women entrepreneurs who are changing the face of business and giving an added value to their social life, as well as daring to pursue their educational dreams and reach new career horizons. Moreover, Executive Women offers managerial ‘coaching’ articles, inspirational experiences, leadership drill, as well as a palette of culture and luxury.

The Business Year

Website: www.thebusinessyear.com/

The Business Year (TBY) is a global media group specializing in economic news, research on national economies, and business intelligence across emerging markets. With operations in over 35 countries, we bring first-hand insights to investors, businesses, and governments worldwide.

True Banking Magazine

Website: www.truebanking.com.pk/

True Banking is a Bi-Monthly magazine on Islamic Banking & Financial Services sector with specific target on research development, market analysis, Training & advancement in this sector with focusing of development of Islamic Banking, Takaful & Investment. The prime aim of True Banking to create harmony, awareness & innovation in this sector. It is another addition to AlHuda CIBE achievement in the direction towards promotion and development in Banking Sector.

Voices of Leaders

Website: voicesofleaders.com

Voices of Leaders (VL) is a global business network for top executives and companies to Meet, Share and Grow locally, regionally and internationally.

The data-driven business profiles allow you to Meet top executives across a wide variety of industries, sectors and countries. Share your business needs among members looking for specific business opportunities and Grow your business network at a local and international level, while increasing the possibility of creating synergies, and finding partners and investors.

VL is committed to giving leaders from around the world a voice and in response to the demands of the digital age, VL produces interactive ebooks on the countries visited and the networking events it covers.

WORLD CSR DAY

Website: www.worldcsrday.com

The WORLD CSR DAY is guided by Leaders.... Leaders who believe in the value of Sustainable CSR; that which is built in the fabric of business - making it a reality. Leaders produce Leaders will be a common thread uniting nations and people who take CSR more responsibly. They also believe that CSR is a tool to the Development of the Future. Leaders, Professionals, CSR Practitioners, CEOs, Sustainability Experts and Media honchos in different parts of the world will help in spreading the message of World CSR Day. Let’s Unite the World with the Spirit & Energy for conscious CSR. (www.worldcsrday.com)

 

 

 


LEAD LAW FIRM

King & Spalding

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

GSK Luxembourg
SEDCO Capital

EXCLUSIVE LEAD FINTECH PARTNER

Bahrain EDB

EXCLUSIVE LEAD REAL ESTATE PARTNER

Ashurst

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

FINTECH HOST PARTNER

Simmons & Simmons

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

International Islamic Financial Market
Innovate Finance
The RFI Foundation

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

90 North Real Estate Partners
ConexCap
DDCAP
Eiger
IdealRatings
IE Business School
Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services
Moody's Investors Service
Norton Rose Fulbright
The Royal Mint
Wafra Capital

SUPPORTING PARTNER

The International RegTech Association

HOST MEDIA PARTNERS

Islamic Finance news
IFN Corporate
IFN Education
IFNFintech
UK Islamic Finance

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

MEDIA PARTNERS

AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics
Amanah Institute of Islamic Finance and Economics (Amanah IIFE)
Business Islamica
Capital Business
China Go Abroad
Eurekahedge
Executive Women
The Business Year
True Banking Magazine
Voices of Leaders
WORLD CSR DAY